‘Latingrass’: Hear new folk sound from the band Larry and Joe

“Both of us were down in the dumps. The pandemic had destroyed my operation, and I was taking any work I could find, and Larry was resigned to never [going] back to music. And so we met at this moment in both of our lives — it was just the biggest blessing,” says Joe Troop, one half of the “Latingrass” duo Larry & Joe. Photo by Billie Wheeler.

With a banjo and an arpa llanera, Larry Bellorín and Joe Troop are fusing traditional Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music.

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